IIM Calcutta first to enter elite B-schools club

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta is now in the elite list of 716 B-schools globally as Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) announced the new members of this exclusive club. With this IIM-Calcutta becomes the first IIM to receive this accreditation, which is considered to be the gold standard of by ...

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Candidates for CS prelims cannot attend foundation course: Govt

NEW DELHI: Candidates who have been allocated IAS, IFS and IPS among others and are also appearing for this year's civil services preliminary examination cannot attend Foundation Course, the government has said. A candidate has to attend a Foundation Course after his or her selection in the civil services. Candidates who have been allocated IAS, IFS, ...

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It’s raining jobs for DA-IICT graduates

AHMEDABAD: Less than a year after a student of Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) bagged a lucrative Rs 1.5 crore offer from Google, top firms are back at DA-IICT with their offers. Only one month into the placement season, the institute has already placed more than 100 students, with four of them ...

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IIT-Kanpur alumni motivate students to join civil services

KANPUR: The first session of the event 'Tips from the Top' — a unique career awareness session, was held under the Project Saraswati at IIT-Kanpur on Sunday. The alumni contact programme of the institute was headed by Prof Prabhat Munshi, dean, resources and alumni. Alumni of IIT Kanpur were invited at the event to deliver talk ...

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IGNOU to launch courses for sex workers

NAGPUR: Bringing a ray of hope for commercial sex workers (CSWs), who live a miserable life in narrow, dingy lanes of city's red light area, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has planned to introduce graduate degree programmes for them in the city. The open university offers such programmes in Kolkata and Ahmadabad, but Nagpur ...

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Nalanda university to start two new disciplines next month

PATNA: Nalanda University is all set to start the inaugural classes of the two schools of Historical Studies and Ecology and Environment Studies from September 1. Five highly-qualified faculty members, including a dean in Historical Studies and three for Environmental Studies, have already been selected. "All these classes will be currently held at the newly-constructed ...

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High-impact research, innovative pedagogy emphasized in McMaster SMA

The strategic mandate agreement (SMA) between Ontario and McMaster University highlights the university’s unique pedagogical approach, research-intensive setting, and its diverse program strengths. The SMA notes McMaster’s implementation of problem-based learning and inquiry and its distinctively collaborative and interdisciplinary culture, as well as the high impact of its research projects like the McMaster Automotive Resource ...

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Conestoga SMA highlights college’s contributions to Technology Triangle

Ontario has released the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) it signed with Conestoga College, highlighting the college’s support for industrial research, design, and manufacturing technology and innovation in the province’s Technology Triangle. The SMA cites Conestoga’s industry partnerships in engineering and manufacturing, food processing, and trades as specific areas of institutional strength, as well as the ...

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Business Development Bank funds accelerator program at uToronto

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has agreed to invest in the Rotman School of Management’s Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto. The Lab offers an 8-month business accelerator program that is designed to help commercialize promising technology. It offers researchers the opportunity to connect with and benefit from the expertise of ...

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Canada, New Brunswick commit funding to innovation and R&D

Canada and New Brunswick have jointly committed funding to support innovation and research in Atlantic Canada. NB announced that it will contribute $82 M in funding over 5 years to support innovation in the province. Canada committed to investing up to $5 M in support of research, development, and commercialization activities at the Atlantic Cancer ...

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BC newspaper publishes confidential TWU law degree program review

The Vancouver Province has published the full text of the April 2013 external review of Trinity Western University’s proposed law degree, observing that the 5-member panel seems to express “serious reservations,” including concerns about curriculum, academic freedom, the employability of the school’s graduates, and the impact of the mandatory community covenant on TWU’s ability to ...

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Vanier Scholarship and Banting Fellowship recipients announced

Canada has announced the recipients of the 2014 Vanier Scholarships and Banting Fellowships. The awards go to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers carrying out research in the health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and the social sciences. This year there were 166 recipients of Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and 70 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, totaling more than ...

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Council of Ontario Uni releases reports on senior-care education

The Council of Ontario Universities has released a series of reports that aim to identify priorities and actions for the reform of Ontario’s strategic initiatives regarding the health of seniors. “Ontario universities play a key role in educating health providers for the needs of today and tomorrow. The release of these reports continues to move forward ...

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COU releases reports on senior-care education

The Council of Ontario Universities has released a series of reports that aim to identify priorities and actions for the reform of Ontario’s strategic initiatives regarding the health of seniors. “Ontario universities play a key role in educating health providers for the needs of today and tomorrow. The release of these reports continues to move forward ...

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CBIE urges Canada to create study-abroad scholarships

The Canadian Bureau for International Education has released the details of its pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee. CBIE, which comprises 150 K-12 school districts, universities, colleges, institutes, and language schools, recommends that Canada offer 50,000 study-abroad scholarships to Canadian students by 2022 in order to overcome what the organization calls “Canada’s ...

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York Uni removes racist anti-immigration flyers

York University has removed a series of racist flyers that were recently posted on campus. The posters, entitled “The Changing Demography of York University,” juxtapose images of past York University sports teams, which predominantly consisted of white men, with more recent teams, which are racially and ethnically diverse. The posters include racially charged anti-immigration messages. ...

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Indian Institute of Science among top 500 in Chinese world ranking

BEIJING: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is the lone Indian institution to bag a spot in the top 500 in an annual ranking of global educational institutions dominated by American universities, according to a list released by a Chinese organisation on Friday.  Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science, conceived as a 'Research Institute' by Jamsetji ...

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Postscript: PSE institutions respond to Globe’s coverage of international student recruitment

On 14th August 2014  coverage of language requirements for international students reproduced an error published by the Globe and Mail, who has since issued a correction. The Vancouver School Board’s international program has more than 1,300 students. Further, a representative of the University of Toronto has informed Academica Group that, contrary to the Globe’s report, the institution is ...

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